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News from Falkirk

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Back at the beginning of the summer term Falkirk Elfins and Pioneers (and some of the adults) spent a lovely sunny evening outside making these mini-zines about their memories of our group. Many thanks to our volunteer, Lynsey, who showed us how to make the zines.

Co-op Local Community Fund

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund has opened. Join the growing list of districts that have made succesful applications to the Co-op!

Every time a member buys Co‑op branded products and services, from buying a loaf of bread to planning a funeral, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause, like one of our districts. For the 6 months a district is part of the fund the money builds up.

Woodcraft Folk Job opportunity in Falkirk

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Woodcraft Folk Scotland has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund Our Place Initiative to grow new groups in Camelon in Falkirk.  Work will begin in late August on this exciting project to launch three new groups over the next three years.  The project will be employing a part time Project Co-ordinator and a part time Outreach Assistant as well as involving lots of volunteers.

Fun at the Glasgow East End BBQ

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Glasgow East End Hosts Vegetarian and Vegan BBQ

We were fortunate to be awarded a grant from The Vegetarian Society to celebrate and promote National Vegetarian Week. We hosted a vegetarian and vegan BBQ and invited all of our Woodies friends to come together and share food and fun.  

Last chance to book Folk Assembly

Friday, 9 June 2017
  • HOORAY!! Only two weeks till Folk Assembly!!! 

  • YIPPIEE!! The booking deadline had been extended until noon, 16th June to give members a chance to grab the last few places!! 

  • WHOOPEE!! The weekend's programme has almost been finalised!!! 

Bromley group wins Outstanding Team Volunteers Award!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Congratulations, Bromley, on your Outstanding Team Volunteers Award!

Another fantastic story to round off Volunteers Week 2017 with the news that Bromley group volunteers have been awarded the Outstanding Team Volunteers Award at the 10th Community Links Bromley Volunteer Awards.

Nicky, we love you too! #volunteersweek

Sunday, 4 June 2017

It’s Volunteers’ Week and Nicky Bagilhole, Beacon Elfins Leader Brighton, has told us how much she enjoys being an Elfin Leader. Here’s what Nicky says.

“I got involved in Woodcraft when my children started. I went on summer camp and there was a shortage of leaders, so that was it! 

Dyfrdwy walk warm up

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ty Mawr Forest group hiked along the river Dee to warm up for our ADHD Awareness sponsored walk taking place in July. 

Children and young people from Ty Mawr open group and Dyfrdwy open group took part in the walk. Everyone felt a great sense of achievement and most of us were brave enough to cross the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct too.

Volunteers' Week

Thursday, 1 June 2017

 It’s Volunteers’ Week and everyone here at Woodcraft HQ is sending out a massive 'thank-you' to the thousands of volunteers who make it all possible. Wherever you are, however you are involved we want you to know how vital and appreciated your support is.

Woodcraft Reaching Out

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

 Woodcraft Reaching Out

Southwark Woodcraft run a combined Elfin and Pioneer inner city group on the Cossall Estate in South East London. We meet on Monday nights at Cossall Tenants Hall, where children play and learn and have fun. Many children come on their own, without their parents; some bring £1 subs and many do not. Some of the children are feisty and independent, some love circles and structure and some find them difficult.

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